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Fish in a sesame crust


Fish in a sesame crust
Fish portions cooked in 2 stages: first in the pan, then in the oven, covered with a sesame paste which turns crisp when baked.
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Last modified on: February 28th 2012

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
21 min.21 min.42 min.
Keeping:
To be eaten right away, though the sesame paste can be made in advance
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Stage 1 - 10 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #1
Cut the fish into thick pieces, one per person. Carefully remove all bones and skin.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #2
Dry roast 100 g sesame seeds in a small pan on high heat for 5 minutes at most.

You will see that the sesame seeds "jump" like popcorn when they are done.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #3
Mix in a bowl with a fork: the sesame seeds, 30 g butter, 1 tablespoon flour, salt and pepper.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #4
Salt, pepper and flour the fish pieces on both sides.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #5
Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a pan and fry the fish pieces for 1 minute maximum on each side to brown them lightly.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #6
Arrange the fish pieces in an oven-proof dish and coat with a thin layer of sesame paste.

Stage 7 - 15 min.
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #7
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

If you have an electronic thermometer, stick it into the middle of one of the fish pieces. It will be cooked just right when the temperature reaches 60°C (140°F).

Stage 8
Fish in a sesame crust : Photo of step #8
Serve straight away with the accompaniment of your choice.

Remarks

You can put the fish under the grill to finish browning, if necessary, so that the crust is nice and crisp.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made

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